Re: libbio-samtools-perl 1.33-1
Le Wed, Jan 04, 2012 at 08:57:43PM -0600, Nathan Handler a écrit :
> I was looking into updating libbio-samtools-perl to 1.33-1. lintian
> complains about script-with-language-extension and
> binary-without-manpage. Neither of these appear to be new. gregor
> herrmann suggested talking to you about how to proceed here. The
> update is available in the pkg-perl git repository (along with
> gregoa's note in debian/changelog). I have no issue doing the work if
> you tell me how you would like to deal with these issues. I also have
> no problem if you want to personally handle them.
as there is nothing private in your message, I answer you in public.
First of all, thank you for your work and sorry for not having noticed it. I
have added myself as a recipent for the commit mails now.
I have a strong opinion on that matter :
- Renaming these programs breaks documentation and user scripts. It creates
incompatibilities between my my colleagues systems and my Debian system,
and therefore my notes and programs.
- If we accept prefixes, we should accept suffixes: why would pyfoo or gfoo
be are acceptable and foo.pl not ?
- These programs are not a standard interface, and no third party
implementation is expected.
- In my experience with bioinformatics packages, when programs like foo2bar.pl
and foo2bar.py are made by different developers and distributed in
different packages, they also take different options are are not drop-in
replacement for each others. Renaming creates potential problems.
I am therefore strongly opposed to renaming when it brings only inconvenience
and extra work.
You are very welcome to write a POD documentation. I have written manpages for
the first the packages I was making, and in my experience, even if Upstream
adopt them, they do not always update them. I warn you that actively
maintaining manpages for dozens of packages is a gigantic task unless the
manpage is a useless placehlder. For that reason, I would prefer not having
manpages as a patch, and suggest to submit it upstream and give up if it is
I fancy storing the build logs in the git package, see:
If you upload the package, can you commit your local build logs and control files ?
Have a nice day,
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan